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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans. Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to full-time and part-time employment, there are a variety of ways you can take part in our mission of service to the poor and vulnerable. Learn more about Volunteer Opportunities and Internships with Catholic Charities.

Employment listings are updated weekly. Last Update: October 19, 2018

TO APPLY:
Email your resume and cover letter to ccanohr@ccano.org.
You may also fax this information to (504) 310-6945.
Please include the job title and program in your subject line.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans has openings for the following positions.
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COMMUNICATIONS

Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator assists the Director of Institutional Advancement with the implementation of the communications strategy. S/he is responsible for digital media, coordinating production of agency & program-specific print materials, & assisting individual programs with communications needs.

Know/How:
This position requires a professional demeanor & a high degree of interpersonal skills. It requires excellent written, verbal & organizational skills. This position requires the ability to function both independently & as part of a team. It requires creativity & the ability to manage a project from beginning to end. A proven history of attention to detail & experience in marketing, development, branding, public relations or a related field is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree & proven proficiency in writing, editing, research, interpersonal & digital skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Assisting with implementation of digital media strategies including but not limited the Catholic Charities website and social media outlets. This includes setting benchmarks for success of digital strategy & analyzes statistics to determine success.
  • Researching emerging digital media channels & assesses their potential use for Catholic Charities.
  • Assisting with writing, design & production of agency materials – such as the annual report, newsletters and agency brochure.
  • Assisting the Director of Institutional Advancement and the Archdiocesan Director of Communications in planning, photography, writing, design & production of print materials and digital content.
  • Assisting the Director of Institutional Advancement and the Archdiocesan Director of Communications in media outreach when necessary, including writing & dissemination of news releases & pitches.
  • Assisting the Director of Institutional Advancement and the Archdiocesan Director of Communications in design & production of marketing items.
  • Assisting in researching opportunities and nominating Catholic Charities staff, board members & volunteers for community awards as directed.
  • Assisting the CCANO President, Director of Institutional Advancement, Division Directors and other office and ministry leaders in editing letters when necessary.
  • Assists with other tasks & special projects as requested by the Director of Institutional Advancement and the Archdiocesan Director of Communications.

Reports to:
Communications coordinator reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement. S/he is a member of the Collaborative Council.

CORNERSTONE BUILDERS 

Re-entry Case Manager
 CCANO is seeking to hire a re-entry case manager for the Cornerstone Builders Program. The case manager will be responsible for wraparound services for a caseload of formerly incarcerated persons to help facilitate re-entry and to address barriers which impact recidivism. 3-5 years of case management or background in criminal justice or probation and parole; Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or similar field preferred.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 

AmeriCorps VISTA Family Literacy Coordinator

CCANO’s English as a Second Language (ESL) is an English language study program for nonnative speakers. Our goal is to help improve the students’ level of English so they can become confident and successful in their life goals and as members of the community. We work closely with the vulnerable immigrant population, local refugee resettlement agencies as well as domestic violence and human trafficking survivors to ensure that English language learners find a place of support and culturally sensitive education.

This position is for a full-time Americorps VISTA. For more information on the Americorps VISTA program, including stipend and other requirements, see: http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

In order to increase the capacity of Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language (ESL) program, the AmeriCorps VISTA will be asked to lead the endeavor in structuring and launching the Family Literacy project, which aims to increase that accessibility of English literacy services by providing a comprehensive and holistic approach to intergenerational learning. Family literacy programs address the literacy needs of both adults and children with the understanding that different generations have varying educational needs that intersect and diverge in dynamic ways. The VISTA will be asked to:

  • Utilize evidence-based literacy strategies to develop a curriculum that provides ESL instruction to adults and children in both separate and combined settings, as well as
  • Interactive literacy activities to engage parents and their children together. This will entail researching and evaluating successful Family Literacy programs; tailoring such programs to the specific needs of CCANO Immigration and Refugee Services clients;
  • Recruit, train, and manage ESL volunteers; monitor program inputs and outputs;
  • Develop and maintain thorough records of progress, contacts, and program goals
  • Conduct outreach during internship and volunteer fairs and attendance at key events;
  • Develop and manage relationships with partner agencies, universities, and community-based organizations;

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in social work/social services, business, Latin American Studies or related field from an accredited institution preferred; 
  • Project management experience preferred; 
  • Cultural competence and a good understanding of diverse immigrant populations, as well as sensitivity to the special needs of refugee children, adults, and families;
  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to maintaining effective and professional work relationships;
  • Strong management and organizational skills, in particular time management and multi-tasking;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and maintain professionalism and confidentiality;
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, Haitian Creole, or other languages valued;
  • Access to reliable personal transportation required.

Job Status: Full-time (Volunteer/Stipend)

Application Deadline:  Hiring Immediately.

To apply, please email resume, cover letter and references to Sharon Moscoso at: smoscoso@ccano.org 


ESL/Citizenship Site Facilitator
 The ESL/Citizenship Site Facilitator will oversee ESL programming at one of our primary sites as well as all supervise citizenship instruction and naturalization application services under grants funded by the LA Community and Technical College System and the Department of Homeland Security. They will be responsible for the general coordination of all of the classes at their site(s) and occasional class instruction; supervise 2-3 staff and dozens of volunteers; organize site locations and scheduling of quarterly classes; manage and track student registration and enrollment as well as naturalization application goals; recruit and manage instructor/volunteer hours; conduct community outreach to ensure target enrollment and other student and client goals are reached; provide general support to instructors (including feedback on instruction performance, working with instructors on plans for student retention and organizing opportunities for personnel training);and ensure full compliance with agency and grant funding guidance and procedures.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Classroom instruction and classroom management decision-making, administering standardized assessments, filling out registration forms, observing other teachers as well as giving feedback and modeling best teaching practices;
  • Supervision of staff/volunteers to ensure effective support, guidance and compliance with policies and procedures;
  • Developing and implementing a workforce focused curriculum to support student’s ability to fully utilize vocational/occupational training and opportunities to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency, including appropriate referrals to partner agencies;
  • Assisting ESL Program Manager with management of student and volunteer files, tests, maintaining inventory of books and classroom supplies, collecting sign in sheets;
  • Responding to phone and email inquiries from prospective students and volunteers;
  • Tracking program effectiveness ensuring compliance and reporting with grant(s) and agency requirements/policies, program development, tracking of services rendered and data reporting in table and narrative formats;
  • Supervise naturalization application services, including: grant compliance with respect to performance outcomes to ensure that target numbers of clients are screened for naturalization eligibility and target numbers of naturalization applications are submitted each quarter, providing adequate referrals, data review, and support to legal program;
  • Public relations and community outreach to publicize services, organize legal workshops, and maintaining positive, mutually beneficial relationships with community partners such as churches, universities, workforce development, libraries etc.  

Requirements: 

  • Strong interpersonal and culturally competent communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and culturally competent communication skills – both verbal and written – in both English & Spanish.  Willingness to work with speakers of other languages;
  • Demonstrated respect for others and sensitivity to the needs and issues affecting people of diverse backgrounds;
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time well given multiple priorities and deadlines;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail for a fast-paced and high volume environment;
  • Ability to work independently and develop creative solutions is desired;
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding all case and client information;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and ability to learn immigration database/software.
  • Ability to work some evenings/weekends. 
  • Have reliable transportation

Job Status: Full-time (Non-Exempt), contingent upon grant funding.

Reports to: ESL Program Manager 

 
ESL Site Facilitator (PRN)
 The Site Facilitator will have many duties, including the general coordination of all of the classes at their site(s).  They will be responsible for registering incoming students and volunteers, administering pre- and post-tests, and collecting any donations.  The Site Facilitator will also need to check-in with volunteer and/or paid teachers every day to ensure that they have everything that they need and that they are following all policies and procedures.  If an instructor is absent for any reason, the Site Facilitator will be responsible for making a decision to either combine classes or teach the class.  Site Facilitators will be required to participate in an orientation and be trained in administering standardized assessments, filling out registration forms, and be comfortable observing other teachers as well as giving feedback and modeling best teaching practices.  They will be required to attend staff meetings each semester and maintain a working relationship with the ESL Program Manager, who will assist them with any issues that may arise. High School Diploma/ Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Assisting ESL Program Manager with management of student and volunteer files, tests, maintaining inventory of books and classroom supplies
  2. Collecting sign in sheets and lesson plans
  3. Maintaining positive, mutually beneficial relationships with community partners such as churches and universities
  4. Publishing promotional fliers in English and other languages
  5. Responding to phone and email inquiries from prospective students and volunteers
  6. Completing data entry of student attendance and testing results on an accurate and timely basis.

Requirements: 

  1. Strong oral and written communication skills in English and willingness to work with speakers of other languages. Bilingual candidates with the ability to perform the following tasks in Spanish/Arabic/Vietnamese encouraged to apply:
    1. Explain the program, class times and enrollment options in person and over the phone
    2. Assist students as they fill out registration forms
    3. Make general announcements and refer students to other social services as needed
  2. Attendance at mandatory trainings, including some evenings/weekends. Successful participation in professional development as required by funders, including in person and online trainings such as WorkReady U Instructor Certification Course and CASAS test administrator training
  3. Ability to pass background check and drug test per Catholic Charities’ requirements
  4. Computer skills (email, Word, excel, google drive, etc.)
  5. Ability to solve problems quickly and maintain a positive attitude in a fast paced environment
  6. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team and independently
  7. Demonstrated ability to relate well to people of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds
  8. Strong work ethic and commitment to the position
  9. Have reliable transportation
  10. Attend mandatory CCANO orientation for new employees (takes place on Monday mornings); complete Safe Environment training as required by HR policy.
  11. Other duties as assigned

Time Commitment: Part time, 12-16 hours per week

 
Literacy Coordinator
 

CCANO’s English as a Second Language (ESL) is an English language study program for non-native speakers. Our goal is to help improve the students’ level of English so they can become confident and successful in their life goals and as members of the community. We work closely with the immigrant population, local refugee resettlement agencies as well as domestic violence and human trafficking survivors to ensure that English language learners find a place of support and culturally sensitive education.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

In order to increase the capacity of Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language (ESL) program, the Lead Literacy Coordinator will be asked to manage CCANO’s literacy programming for immigrants, as well as supervise and coordinate staff, interns, and volunteers who are involved in this programming.  Work will focus initially on developing and launching the Family Literacy project, which aims to increase that accessibility of English literacy services by providing a comprehensive and holistic approach to intergenerational learning. Family literacy programs address the literacy needs of both adults and children with the understanding that different generations have varying educational needs that intersect and diverge in dynamic ways.  This will involve:

  • Utilize evidence-based literacy strategies to develop a curriculum that provides ESL instruction to adults and children in both separate and combined settings;
  • Develop and implement a range of effective and innovative literacy practices through various activities such as:
    • individual discussions (informal and formal);
    • coaching sessions;
    • demonstration lessons with pre- and post-discussion/analysis;
    • study groups;
    • staff meetings; and
    • professional development programs
  • Evaluate student achievement and assist with placing students in appropriate intervention and support services;
  • Supervise Americorps VISTA Member;
  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers;
  • Collect and analyze data and develop action plans in response to determined student needs as well as monitor intervention effectiveness and progress;
  • Assist in providing and overseeing the implementation of individualized, classroom-based support to ESL learners;
  • Develop and manage relationships with partner agencies, universities, and community-based organizations;
  • Complete reports as needed;
  • Other tasks as needed or assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, or related field from an accredited institution preferred;   
  • Project management experience preferred; 
  • Classroom instruction experience preferred, classroom management/presentation/facilitation skills valued;
  • Fully bi-lingual (English-Spanish or English-Arabic) candidates required.  Proficiency in other languages valued;
  • Cultural competence and a good understanding of diverse immigrant populations, as well as sensitivity to the special needs of multi-cultural immigrant children, adults, and families;
  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to maintaining effective and professional work relationships;
  • Strong management and organizational skills, in particular time management and multi-tasking;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and maintain professionalism and confidentiality;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel. Facility with database use required.

Job Status: Full-time, exempt.

Application Deadline:  Hiring Immediately.

To apply, please email resume, cover letter and references to Sharon Moscoso at: smoscoso@ccano.org 

 

FINANCE

Administrative Assistant(Part-time)
The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to the Contract Coordinator at Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans by implementing and maintaining administrative systems and procedures and monitoring administrative projects. The Administrative Assistant will make sure administrative tasks are completed efficiently and effectively. This individual must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to manage multiple tasks at once.

Job Duties:

Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating policies and practices of contract routing system, record-keeping systems, and forms control; implementing changes.

Provides information by responding to questions and requests.

Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Communicates and distributes emails, letters, and forms.

Develops and maintains filing system(s).

Tracks due dates, and requests insurance documents upon expiration.

Uploads and organizes contract and grant files.

Complies with agency policies and procedures.

Assesses documents for correct information, completeness, and accuracy.

Monitors contract database for correct information.

Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

Proficient Microsoft Office and Outlook Skills, Knowledge/Understanding of Contract Software (ContractLogix, preferably), Excellent Written and Verbal Communication, Organization, Attention to Detail, Professionalism, Time Management/Prioritization of Work, Managing Processes, Analyzing Information, Problem Solving, Reporting Skills, Working Knowledge of Office Equipment (scanner, printer, fax machine), Ability to Multi-Task, Proven experience as an administrative assistant is a plus

Education/Experience:

Education: High School Graduate minimum requirement. BA/BS or business school preferred.

Experience: 6 months of relevant office experience preferred.

FOOD FOR FAMILIES/ FOOD FOR SENIORS

CDL Driver (Baton Rouge)
Responsible for activities related to delivery of commodity foods; assists in other activities related to receiving , storing, packing and delivering food, as needed; may assist serving participants at food sites; works with diverse groups of people. Position requires frequent lifting and moving; must be able to lift 50 lbs. High school diploma or equivalent, one year driving experience preferred. Needs to read and write legibly and use math skills. Must have medical exam and pass initial and random drug/alcohol screening. Valid Louisiana CDL license required. Need for Baton Rouge Louisiana.

Clerk
 Input participant information into our computer program, generate monthly proxy listings and also monthly reports from distribution locations. High School Diploma preferred.

Operations Manager
PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Food for Families/Food for Seniors provides monthly nutritional food boxes to seniors who are 60 years old or older and meet Federal Income Guidelines. Catholic Charities Food for Families/Food for Seniors is the sole agency of Louisiana’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) which works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods.

The program also educates clients about good nutrition by providing nutritional information that includes easy to make recipes using  commodity foods, caloric intake, how to stretch food dollars and eat a healthy diet.

Catholic Charities’ Food for Families/Food for Seniors is an equal opportunity program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Operations Manager assists the Executive Director in all facets of managing a federally funded commodity food program.  In the absence of the Executive Director, the Operations Manager assumes the responsibilities of that position.  This individual should possess sufficient organizational and management skills to manage the everyday operation of the program according to Federal Guidelines.  This position requires a high degree of interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and program participants and acts as liaison within all programs within Catholic Charities, the Archdiocese of New Orleans (ANO), the USDA,   local governments and community groups as needed. 

The Operations Manager of the Food for Families/Food for Seniors Program will serve the critical role of overseeing the execution of senior focused USDA food distribution in the State of Louisiana. As such the Operations Manager of FFF will play the vital role of helping maintain the program to reach 55,000 seniors each month and grow the program with an increased caseload. High level functions include strategic planning, budget development, expense tracking and management, and ensuring compliance with all USDA regulations.

Essential Functions:

Program Management

  • Assists Executive Director in monitoring and directing the overall management and operation of the program
  • Assists Executive Director with developing annual work plan and budget in accordance with meeting the state and federal assigned caseload
  • Analyzes program participation and food distribution to enable program growth
  • Identifies and develops relationships with local community agencies to distribute food boxes
  • Develops and implements systems for food distribution, monitoring, and record keeping
  • Plan, organize and direct the delivery transportation plan for product delivery to all sites in Louisiana
  • Work with CCANO Institutional Advancement Office to identify funding opportunities and program development needs
  • Monitors and manages all hiring, DOT compliance and oversight of all internal performance reviews
  • Trains staff on requirements for implementing federal program and local government requirements
  • Reviews or supervises the preparation of required reports and their timely

 Compliance

  • Acts as point of contact for all grant and program related communications, reporting and auditing to representatives of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the US Department of Agriculture
  • Completes and submit all required monthly and annual program reports and additional reports as needed
  • Monitors and manages all facets of the Program’s Risk Management; supervises management of Program’s physical resources; acts as a liaison with the corporate office, Catholic Mutual and ANO in this function 
  • Provides oversight on program compliance for sites

Other

  • Routine travel across state of Louisiana is required
  • Conduct monthly inventory
  • Participate in CCANO meetings including Collaborative Council
  • Other duties as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant program management experience including budget and personnel management
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, problem solving, time management, collaboration, and communications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience in inventory control (FIFO, LIFO, cycle counts and month/year end inventory procedures) a plus
  • Monday – Friday with occasional Saturdays
  • Reliable transportation with clean DMV record
  • Working knowledge of nutrition and food access issues a plus
  • Experience with not-for-profits highly desirable

OTHER SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Highly flexible and adaptable, comfortable in changing and collaborative environments
  • Comfortable yet diplomatic in enforcing policies and able to prioritize regulatory elements and weigh ethically challenging situations
  • Comfortable working with older adults and considers potential barriers to service
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Detail oriented with an ability to analyze data and communicate it in a relatable way for decision making
  • High comfort level in speaking in the public with large and small groups
  • Exhibits creative approaches to meeting challenges

Packer
Responsible for packing food boxes for participants and recording inventory of stored food items. Packers on mobile crew are also responsible for assisting in the loading and unloading of vehicles. Must be able to lift at least 40 pound boxes. High school diploma /GED preferred. Need to read and write legibly with basic math skills.
 

GREENWALT 

Direct Services Worker
 Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans. Assist consumers with activities of daily living, total hygiene care, lifting, changing/toileting, bathing, feeding and monitoring mealtime, and administering medication, maintain cleanliness of the program, monitor consumers at all times while on duty. In some instances driving agency vehicle. High School Diploma/Experience working with intellectually and development disabled, and elderly.

HEAD START

Food Tech
 The Food Technician is responsible for guaranteeing that the children are served nutritious, good tasting and appealing meals and snacks. It is the Food Technician’s responsibility to prepare these meals and snacks by methods that maintain high nutrient levels and that are sanitary. It is also the Food Technician’s duty to deliver meals to the classroom ready for family style meal service and suitable for the children’s age and development. The Food Technician purchases all food and supplies necessary with the assistance of the Lead Food Technician and keeps records required by the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the Grantee. This position involves extensive organizing, problem solving, record keeping, and time management.

Essential Functions:

  1. Plans and prepares foods in accordance with Head Start Food Service Policy, Menus and Recipes.
  2. Purchases food and supplies necessary to prepare the planned menus for the number of enrolled children and program staff.
  3. Plans meals far enough ahead to minimize the need for food substitutions; when substitutions are necessary, with prior approval, purchases and serves food of equivalent nutritional value. With guidance from the Nutritionist, modifies menus for children’s field trips; notes all modifications and substitutes on posted menu and for CACFP records.
  4. Prepares meals and snacks in such a way that a minimum of nutrients are lost from foods, that ensure foods taste good and look appealing, and that there are ample amounts of foods for children to have as many servings as they need.
  5. Maintains established standards of sanitation, safety and food preparation and storage as set by the local and state health departments; maintains an orderly, sanitary, and safe kitchen.
  6. With the guidance of the contracted Nutritionist, modifies menus and recipes and prepares foods to meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers and the medical and feeding needs of children with disabilities or food allergies.
  7. Delivers foods from the kitchen to the classrooms (if necessary) ready to be served as suitable for the children’s age and development.
  8. Maintains cost control, budget and inventory systems based on CAFCP procedures including records of food production, service and attendance.
  9. Assures the proper care and maintenance of all food service equipment; identifies equipment needs for food preparation and service and assists in purchasing as needed.
  10. Assists teachers with developing food activities for the children in the classroom.
  11. Proper clothing, shoes and hair restraints according to Health Department Standards are to be worn daily.
  12. Cooperates with and participates in nutrition education activities for staff, parents and children.
  13. Participates in all emergency drills and environmental safety activities.
  14. Attends and participates in grantee-sponsored trainings, center pre-service and in-service trainings, and other continuing education, career and professional development opportunities.
  15. Participates in the agency’s self-evaluation process and grantee monitoring visits and complies with any applicable Program Improvement Plans developed.
  16. Participates in general staff meetings and other meetings and events planned by the grantee and delegate agency as requested.
  17. Performs other duties, as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Education:

It is preferred that the Food Technician have course work and training in foods, nutrition and/or dietetics and a high school diploma/GED. It is also preferred that the Food Technician possess a current Safe Serve Certificate at the time of hiring or willing to secure one. A commitment to secure continuing education related to employment with the Agency is required.

Experience:

Possess knowledge of the principles and practices and current state of child nutrition and of the eating habits of the children served in the program. Demonstrated skills in preparing these foods in a nutritious, good tasting and appealing manner. Experience in child food service preparation and management desirable. Knowledge of CACFP requirements also desirable. Knowledge of the challenges and strengths of low-income and migrant families. Effective oral and written communication skills commensurate with the responsibilities of the position are required.

Additional Requirements:

Ability to pass a physical exam every two years and a TB test yearly. Must be able to comply with background check, including fingerprints, as required by the agency and/or Louisiana’s Licensing Agency.  Visual acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed.  Manual dexterity sufficient to: use kitchen utensils and equipment, wash dishes, operate office equipment including, but not limited to, the telephone & copier, and use hand writing materials to prepare reports and documentation. Must have effective organizational, problem solving, time management and analytical skills. Must be able to travel periodically to trainings. Ability to learn and comprehend information from trainings, manuals, and other materials. Ability to calculate to determine number of meals to be served and to adjust recipes and serving portions. Must be able to physically move through grocery stores, the center and classrooms. Ability to lift 55 pounds is required. Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff & clients desirable. Must possess personal qualifications including: emotional maturity, willingness to cooperate with the aims of Head Start, respect for children and adults from various cultures and backgrounds, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene, and physical and mental health that do not interfere with responsibilities.


Food Tech (part-time)
 The part time Food Technician is responsible for assisting the full time Food Technicians in guaranteeing that the children are served nutritious, good tasting and appealing meals and snacks. It is the part time Food Technician’s responsibility to assist in the preparation of meals and snacks by methods that maintain high nutrient levels and that are sanitary. It is also the part time Food Technician’s duty to deliver meals to the classroom ready for family style meal service and suitable for the children’s age and development. The part time Food Technician will be called upon to assist in cafeteria set up and take down before and after meal service, and will have the responsibility of rinsing, washing, and sanitizing dishes used during meal prep and meal service. This position involves extensive organization, efficiency, time management, and interpersonal communications.

Essential Functions:

  1. Assists with the preparation and service of foods in accordance with Head Start Food Service Policy, Menus and Recipes.
  2. Prepares meals and snacks in such a way that minimal nutrients are lost from foods, that ensure foods taste good and look appealing, and that there are ample amounts of foods for children to have as many servings as they need.
  3. Assists with cafeteria mealtime set up and clean up, maintaining standards of sanitation and food safety.
  4. Assists with dishwashing including rinsing, washing, sanitizing, and storage according to all state and federal safety and sanitation guidelines.
  5. Assists with grocery delivery receipt and food storage; will maintain food reception and storage standards as stated in federal and state safety and sanitation guidelines, and the program policies and procedures.
  6. Delivers foods from the kitchen to the classrooms ready to be served according to family style meal service, and as suitable for the children’s age and development, and in accordance with program policies and procedures.
  7. Maintains established standards of sanitation, safety and food preparation and storage as set by the local and state health departments; maintains an orderly, sanitary, and safe kitchen.
  8. Assists in the assurance of proper care and maintenance of all food service equipment; assists in identifying equipment needs for food preparation and service.
  9. Proper clothing, shoes and hair restraints according to Health Department Standards are to be worn daily.
  10. Cooperates with and participates in nutrition education activities for staff, parents and children.
  11. Participates in all emergency drills and environmental safety activities.
  12. Attends and participates in grantee-sponsored trainings, center pre-service and in-service trainings, and other continuing education, career and professional development opportunities.
  13. Participates in the agency’s self-evaluation process and grantee monitoring visits and complies with any applicable Program Improvement Plans developed.
  14. Participates in general staff meetings and other meetings and events planned by the grantee and delegate agency as requested.
  15. Performs other duties, as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Education:

It is preferred that the part time Food Technician have coursework, or on-the-job training, in food service and a high school diploma/GED. Previous experience with Head Start/Early Head Start is greatly beneficial. It is also preferred that the part time Food Technician possess a current Safe Serve Certificate at the time of hire, or is willing to secure one.

Experience:

Possess knowledge of the principles, practices, and current state of child nutrition, and of the eating habits of the children served in the program. Demonstrated skills in preparing these foods in a nutritious, good tasting, and appealing manner. Experience in child food service preparation and management is desirable. Knowledge of CACFP requirements is also desirable. Knowledge of the challenges and strengths of low-income and migrant families. Effective oral and written communication skills commensurate with the responsibilities of the position are required.

Additional Requirements:

Ability to pass an annual physical exam and a TB test. Must be able to comply with background check, including fingerprints, as required by the agency and/or Louisiana’s Licensing Agency.  Visual acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed.  Manual dexterity sufficient to: use kitchen utensils and equipment, wash dishes, operate office equipment including, but not limited to, the telephone & copier, and use hand writing materials to prepare reports and documentation. Must have effective organizational, problem solving, time management and analytical skills. Must be able to travel periodically to trainings. Ability to learn and comprehend information from trainings, manuals, and other materials. Ability to calculate to determine number of meals to be served and to adjust recipes and serving portions. Must be able to physically move through the kitchen, the center, and the classrooms. Ability to lift 55 pounds is required. Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff & clients desirable. Must possess personal qualifications including: emotional maturity, willingness to cooperate with the aims of Head Start, respect for children and adults from various cultures and backgrounds, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene, and physical and mental health that do not interfere with responsibilities.


Housekeeper
 Housekeeper has the primary responsibility for cleaning the center in such a way to promote health and safety while reducing the spread of infection. It is the role of the custodian to follow daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedules, but not limited to, the classrooms, kitchen, office areas, bathrooms, storage areas and entrances. The Housekeeper follows the cleaning schedule when the children are not in the center so no interference with their care occurs. The Housekeeper may also be responsible for performing additional duties not stipulated below. If so, these duties are specified as an addendum to this description. These additional duties may include general building and grounds maintenance, laundry, maintaining cleaning supplies, etc.

Minimum qualifications

It is preferred that the Housekeeper have training in the custodial field and a high school diploma/GED. Experience in the custodial field desirable. Knowledge of proper cleaning methods required.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

This position requires the ability to maintain the assigned area in a clean and sanitary condition.  It requires the skill necessary to communicate with the Supervisor and other personnel.  This position requires the ability to follow simple written and oral instructions.

Essential Functions:

  1. Follows and completes the center’s daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedule. These duties include:
    1. Collects and bags all garbage from the center, placing the tied bags in a closed dumpster.
    2. Disinfects and cleans garbage and trashcans, and changes bags daily.
    3. Washes and sanitizes bathrooms fixtures daily with germicidal solution.
    4. Using germicidal solution, wet mops all washable floors daily including kitchen, bathroom, office and classroom.
    5. Washes bathroom, kitchen, classroom and other windows (inside and outside) and walls using germicidal solution as scheduled or needed.
  2. Vacuums and steam cleans all carpeting as per schedule.
  3. Sweeps and clears entrance spaces, daily.
  4. Dusts, washes and sanitizes other surfaces as specified in schedule.
  5. Cleans, sanitizes, sweeps and mops (if necessary) cafeteria chairs, tables, and floors after each use.
  6. Performs other cleaning duties as specified in schedule.
  7. Refills paper towel, tissue, toilet paper and hand soap in all dispensers.
  8. Changes light bulbs, as needed.
  9. Reports the following to the Director, or designated staff person:
    1. Presence of animals, vermin or insects.
    2. Need for cleaning supplies or equipment repair in advance.
    3. Water leaks, and other maintenance needs.
    4. All other health and safety hazards noticed.
  10. Participates in emergency drills and environmental safety activities, as requested.
  11. Attends and participates in center pre-service and in-service trainings.
  12. Performs other duties as specified in job description addendum or as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Additional Requirements:

Ability to pass a physical exam every two years and a TB test yearly.

Must be able to comply with background check, including fingerprints, as required by the agency and/or Louisiana Licensing Agency.

Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community.

Visual acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed.

Must be free of communicable diseases and breathing impairments.

Manual dexterity sufficient to: manipulate cleaning supplies and equipment. Must have effective organizational, problem solving, and time management skills.

Ability to learn and comprehend information from Procedures Manuals and other materials.

Must be able to physically move through the center and classrooms. Ability to lift 55 pounds is required.

Successful experience working as an effective member of a team desirable. Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff & clients also desirable.

 
Lead Teacher Mentor
 To assist the School Readiness Coordinator in ensuring that all areas of the Head Start Performance Standards in the area of Education are implemented effectively and compliant in the Child Care Center Programs.  The Lead Teacher Mentor works under the supervision of the School Readiness Coordinator.  The employee will be responsible for providing high-quality coaching, guided reflection, training and technical assistance to Head Start Teacher Mentors, classroom teachers and assistant teachers on best practices related to early learning and supporting social emotional development.  Employee will coach teacher mentors and teaching staff to improve instructional outcomes as measured by CLASS scores and The Head Start Child Outcomes Framework.​  To perform other job related tasks as requested by the School Readiness Coordinator.  This position directly relates to mentor coaching, staff training, data collection, classroom practices and adherence to regulatory policies and procedures as it relates to the Head Start Performance Standard and State licensing requirements.

 Required Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Early Childhood Education and best practices;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, families, staff,  and community agencies and partners;
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction and make mathematical computations and tabulations;
  • Knowledge of special needs of families and aware of ways to effectively communicate and assist them;
  • Ability to travel extensively within area as assigned;
  • Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect;
  • Ability to work in another position when needed;
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs.
  • Computer literacy/proficiency
  • The ability to communicate effectively with staff, parents, children, volunteers and visitors.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with others.
  • Must possess a demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of poverty, oppression, sexism, racism and ageism and other forms of societal and individual prejudice that confront our staff, volunteers, program participants and community at-large. Must have a proven ability to work effectively and respectfully with a broad range of people from diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Must have skills in engaging and motivating program participants and staff to grow and develop.
  • Must possess the ability to work holistically, as part of a team, with professionals, para-professionals, program participants and their families, volunteers and the community at-large toward successful outcomes for program participants.
  • Must respect the integrity of each program participant, their right to privacy and confidentiality and their right to participate in our programs.

 Essential Functions:

  • Work closely with the School Readiness Coordinator in ensuring that all areas of the Head Start Performance Standards in the area of Education are implemented effectively and compliant in the Child Care Center Programs.  Ensure programs Education policies, procedures, performance standards and licensing requirements are met through on-site monitoring of center activities;
  • Ensure that Early Head Start is in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Monitoring Protocol in the area of Education, the Head Start Act, and licensing regulations.
  • Directly Supervise Teacher Mentors;
  • Monitors curriculum implementation and fidelity.
  • Conduct CLASS observations and follow up with teaching staff using mentoring strategies;
  • Is knowledgeable of the Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Monitoring Protocol in the area of Education and the Head Start Act;
  • Provides ongoing technical assistance to the child care programs as needed;
  • Develops a rapport with the teacher mentors, teaching staff, and Directors in the child care programs;
  • Ensures that teacher mentors and teaching staff have the appropriate credentials per the Head Start Act upon hire and are up dated as needed;
  • Ensures that the 45 day requirements are completed with accuracy and in a timely fashion (developmental assessment);
  • Uses the CLASS instrument to monitor classrooms;
  • Assist in the compilation and completion of Self-Assessment and Community Assessment and participate in the analysis of data for training and planning purposes;
  • Compile, report, and analyze School Readiness Goals and Child Outcomes;
  • Assists teacher mentors and teaching staff with the interpretation and implementation of the curriculum;
  • Assists in training new personnel and ongoing training for staff;
  • Ensures that professional development opportunities are developed based on observations of classrooms, staff surveys and assessment data;
  • Ensures that professional development opportunities are job embedded, sustained, and monitored with follow up and timely, specific feedback;
  • Monitors and is aware of each programs ‘outcome data;
  • Assists the School Readiness Coordinator in planning and implementing annual events around literacy, multicultural events around literacy, multicultural events, etc.;
  • Conducts daily observations of coaching staff  with teachers and teaching staff’s  interaction with the children and makes recommendations for identified areas of improvement with specificity;
  • Conducts Monthly classroom observations to ensure that the classroom environment is safe and conducive to learning;
  • Provides timely feedback on observations;
  • Models and/or demonstrates lessons as needed for teaching staff;
  • Assists Teacher Mentors, models, and demonstrates coaching strategies as needed.
  • Assists the Early Head Start/Head Start Teachers in maintaining an environment conducive to learning
  • Provide feedback in a supportive, instructive and non-judgmental way; enhancing the ability of teacher mentors and teaching staff to observe children’s activities and experiences as part of the ongoing assessment process and to use this information to individualize the curriculum;​
  • Conducts conferences with individual teacher mentors and teaching staff; provides opportunities for participants to reflect on and apply theory and learning to everyday practice;
  • Meet regularly with the Teacher Mentors, Center Directors, School Readiness Coordinator, and Content Area Coordinators to help identify ongoing professional development for staff;
  • Monitor the staff’s progress and child outcomes based on the goals of the project;
  • Assist with the program planning and evaluation by measuring and reporting positive outcomes for children;
  • Assumes total responsibility for the care and safety of children and the planning and implementation of daily activities in the absence of the lead teacher;
  • Attends parent meetings and other conferences as requested by the School Readiness Coordinator and/or Center Director;
  • Along with the School Readiness Coordinator, conducts staff meetings with Teacher Mentors, Teachers and Teacher Assistant;
  • Reviews various learning materials, videos, curriculums, etc. for possible program use in the classrooms;
  • Assists in planning quarterly in-service training for all teaching staff, including Foster Grandparents;
  • Participates and makes recommendations for annual performance evaluation of  teacher mentors, teaching staff; and
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
BA in Early Childhood Education with 2 years of teaching and coaching experience or BA in Elementary Education and/or a related field with an 18 hours in early childhood education and 2 years of teaching and coaching experience. 

 
PFCE Assistant
 The Family Advocate / PFCE Lead is the outreach person for Catholic Charities Head Start Program, to families of our pre-school age children.   She/he coordinates Parent Empowerment Programs and is responsible for the Head Start Parental Involvement Program.  The Family Advocate / PFCE Lead will be responsible for recruiting Policy Council members as well as supporting attendance and participation at the Policy Council meetings. She/he will play an essential role in organizing all Policy Council meetings.   She/he is responsible for compliance regulations in regard to the Head Start Program.  Primary responsibility for planning, organizing, and implementing the Family and Community Partnership service area in compliance with the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement framework.  This employee shall also be responsible for assisting in the recruitment of children for our programs.   She/he Acts as community liaison for the agency.  She/he is responsible for providing support and technical assistance to the 0-5 Head Start and Early Head Start Family Advocates.  The PFCE Lead is responsible for training Family Advocates as well as other support staff regarding Parent, Family, and Community Engagement.

Knowledge:

This position requires strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, as well as the ability to manage projects and be attentive to details.  It requires the ability to function independently as a leader, delegate and partner with a core management team.  The position requires a commitment to excellence in customer service and the ability to work in close collaboration with the Family Advocates. It requires dedication to ensuing the fulfillment of the mission and vision of the agency.

The Family Advocate / PFCE Lead must have the knowledge and skill necessary to develop consistent, stable, and supportive relationships with young children and their families, and sufficient knowledge to implement the Head Start Performance Standards and other applicable regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor degree in Social Work or a related field of study;
  • Must have 2 years of experience in working with children and families;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

Must also possess an understanding of the Head Start philosophy. Familiarity with child development or early childhood education.  Knowledge of community resources and the social services system. Knowledge of the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Model.  Experience organizing, implementing, and managing multiple responsibilities under pressure. Experience in the use of computer data base and/or word. Ability to manage time efficiently.

Essential Functions:

  1. Organizes, facilitates and conducts meetings and training sessions for staff and parents on social service issues and completing all documentation before and after events.
  2. Assists parents in developing individualized short-and long-term goals and in accomplishing them.
  3. Attend and assist in organizing and facilitating all Parent Committee and Policy Committee meetings according to federal HS guidelines, and provides training to parent representatives.
  4. Attends pre-service training; participates in CCANO pre-service training and maintains ongoing efforts for professional development.
  5. Maintains organized records of activities related to the Family Partnership Area, including but not limited to, family files.
  6. Coordinates efforts to encourage community members and parents as volunteers.
  7. Attends all center staffing, staff and management meetings.
  8. Ensures the delivery of social services, emergency and non-emergency services, directly or through referrals.
  9. Assists in the development and updating of the Community Resources Directory.
  10. Delivers one lesson per classroom per month to the students of the center on a topic approved by the Center Supervisor.
  11. Responds to children’s three-day absences and follows up according to procedure.
  12. Participate in or facilitate case management
  13. Submits accurate, timely reports as requested by center director or administration.
  14. Ensures absolute confidentiality with respect to information records concerning families and children.
  15. Performs ongoing recruitment, and documents accurately.
  16. Assists in the transition of students to Kindergarten or other child care facilities.
  17. Performs other duties, as requested.
  18. Develop and coordinate education parenting programs for preschool families.
  19. Provides a special focus for the needs of husbands and fathers.
  20. Establish and maintains relationships with early childhood education providers and community organizations to coordinate educational services.
  21. Counsel families on issues and problems related to parenting.
  22. Analyze and report data quarterly to the PFCE Coordinator.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Additional Requirements:

Ability to pass a physical exam and TB test yearly.

Must be able to comply with background check, including fingerprints, as required by the agency and/or Louisiana Licensing Agency.

Visual acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed.

Must be free of communicable diseases and breathing impairments.

Manual dexterity sufficient to: manipulate cleaning supplies and equipment. Must have effective organizational, problem solving, and time management skills.

Ability to learn and comprehend information from Procedures Manuals and other materials.

Must be able to physically move through the center and classrooms. Ability to lift 55 pounds is required.

Successful experience working as an effective member of a team desirable. Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff & clients also desirable.

Reports to:

The PFCE Coordinator, work with all preschools and she/he reports to the Head Start Center Director, ERSEA Coordinator, and the Director of Education Services.

 
Teacher Mentor
 To assist the School Readiness Coordinator in ensuring that all areas of the Head Start Performance Standards in the area of Education are implemented effectively and compliant in the Child Care Center Programs.  The Teacher Mentor works under the supervision of the School Readiness Coordinator.  The employee will be responsible for providing high-quality coaching, guided reflection, training and technical assistance to Head Start classroom teachers and assistant teachers on best practices related to early learning and supporting social emotional development.  Employee will coach teachers to improve instructional outcomes as measured by CLASS scores and The Head Start Child Outcomes Framework.​  To perform other job related tasks as requested by the School Readiness Specialist.  This position directly relates to staff training, data collection, classroom practices and adherence to regulatory policies and procedures as it relates to the Head Start Performance Standard and State licensing requirements.

 Required Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Early Childhood Education and best practices;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners;
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction and make mathematical computations and tabulations;
  • Knowledge of special needs of families and aware of ways to effectively communicate and assist them;
  • Ability to travel extensively within area as assigned;
  • Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect;
  • Ability to work in another position when needed;
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs.
  • Computer literacy/proficiency
  • The ability to communicate effectively with staff, parents, children, volunteers and visitors.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with others.
  • Must possess a demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of poverty, oppression, sexism, racism and ageism and other forms of societal and individual prejudice that confront our staff, volunteers, program participants and community at-large. Must have a proven ability to work effectively and respectfully with a broad range of people from diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Must have skills in engaging and motivating program participants and staff to increase.
  • Must possess the ability to work holistically, as part of a team, with professionals, para-professionals, program participants and their families, volunteers and the community at-large toward successful outcomes for program participants.
  • Must respect the integrity of each program participant, their right to privacy and confidentiality and their right to participate in our programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct CLASS observations and follow up with teaching staff using mentoring strategies;
  • Ensure program Education policies, procedures, performance standards and licensing requirements are met through on-site monitoring of center activities;
  • Monitors curriculum implementation;
  • Is well abreast of the Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Monitoring Protocol in the area of Education and the Head Start Act;
  • Provides ongoing technical assistance to the partner programs as needed;
  • Develops a rapport with the staff and Directors in the partner programs;
  • Ensures that staff have the appropriate credentials per the Head Start Act upon hire and are up dated as needed;
  • Ensures that the 45 day requirements are completed with accuracy and in a timely fashion (developmental assessment);
  • Uses the CLASS instrument to monitor classrooms;
  • Assist in the compilation and completion of Self-Assessment and Community Assessment and participate in the analysis of data for training and planning purposes;
  • Compile report and analyze School Readiness Goals and Child Outcomes;
  • Assists staff with the interpretation and implementation of the curriculum;
  • Assists in training new personnel and ongoing training for staff;
  • Ensures that professional development opportunities are developed based on observations of classrooms, staff surveys and assessment data;
  • Ensures that professional development opportunities are job embedded, sustained, intense with follow up and timely, specific feedback;
  • Monitors and is aware of each programs ‘outcome data;
  • Assists the School Readiness Coordinator in planning and implementing annual events around literacy, multicultural events around literacy, multicultural events, etc.;
  • Conducts daily observations of staff interaction with the children and makes recommendations for identified areas of improvement with specificity;
  • Conducts Monthly classroom observations to ensure that the classroom environment is safe and conducive to learning;
  • Provides timely feedback on observations;
  • Models and/or demonstrates lessons as needed for teaching staff;
  • Assists the Early Head Start/Head Start Teachers in maintaining an environment conducive to learning
  • Provide feedback in a supportive, instructive and non-judgmental way; enhancing the ability of teaching staff to observe children’s activities and experiences as part of the ongoing assessment process and to use this information to individualize the curriculum;​
  • Conducts conferences with individual protégé teachers; provides opportunities for participants to reflect on and apply theory and learning to everyday practice;
  • Meet regularly with the Center Directors, School Readiness Coordinator, and Content Area Coordinators to help identify ongoing professional development for staff;
  • Monitor the staff’s progress and child outcomes based on the goals of the project;
  • Assist with the program planning and evaluation by measuring and reporting positive outcomes for children;
  • Assumes total responsibility for the care and safety of children and the planning and implementation of daily activities in the absence of the lead teacher;
  • Attends parent meetings and other conferences as requested by the School Readiness Coordinator and/or Center Director;
  • Conducts weekly staff meetings with Teachers and Teacher Assistant;
  • Reviews various learning materials, videos, curriculums, etc. for possible program use in the classrooms;
  • Assists in the quarterly in-service training for all teaching staff, including Foster Grandparents;
  • Participates and makes recommendations for annual performance evaluation of teaching staff; and
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
BA in Early Childhood Education with 2 years of teaching experience or BA in Elementary Education and/or a related field with a 18 hours in early childhood education and 2 years teaching experience.


Substitute Food Technician (PRN)
The substitute food technician works under the supervision of the Center Director.  The employee will work on an “as needed” basis subject to being called in on short notice by the Center Director.  The employee may be called to perform duties to include nutrition and custodial.  If in the kitchen, the employee will prepare food as planned by the Nutrition Coordinator/Consultant and assist in the implementation of family style service of meals, as well as the modification of menus according to the special dietary needs of children. If acting as a custodian, the employee will follow the regular cleaning schedule/duties.

Required Knowledge & Abilities:

  1. Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  2. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction and make mathematical computations and tabulations.
  3. Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  4. Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and the internet.
  5. Knowledge of special needs of families and aware of ways to effectively communicate and assist them.
  6. Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect.
  7. Ability to work in another position when needed.
  8. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs; run.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma.  Proficient in verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions:

Nutrition Duties

  • Responsible for the preparation of foods in order that sufficient amounts are prepared, high quality is maintained, and CACFP standards are met.
  • Prepare and serve breakfast, lunch and snack within designated time frame according to menus, utilizing child size utensils during mealtime.
  • Prepare and serve special diets as prescribed by a physician or other certified personnel.
  • Check and store all food and non-food items in an orderly manner and report any shortages, defective items and other discrepancies to direct supervisor.
  • Store food to meet Environmental requirements.
  • Keep entire kitchen area clean daily, including stove, refrigerator, cabinets and equipment.
  • Keep trash cans cleaned, lined, emptied and trash removed daily in kitchen area

Custodial Duties

  • Sweep, mop and/or vacuum all floors.
  • Clean restrooms and replenish paper products.
  • Ensure implementation of State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards and agency policies and procedures.
  • Keep trash cans cleaned, lined, emptied and trash removed daily in all areas.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
 
Substitute Teacher (PRN)
The substitute teacher works under the supervision of the Center Director.  The employee will work on an “as needed” basis subject to being called in on short notice by the Center Director.  The employee may be called to perform duties to include classroom assisting, nutrition, custodial, and clerical.  If in the classroom, the employee will manage the classroom in such a way so that all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development Practices are adequately met.   The employee will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing. If in the kitchen, the employee will prepare food as planned by the Nutrition Coordinator/Consultant and assist in the implementation of family style service of meals, as well as the modification of menus according to the special dietary needs of children. If acting as a custodian, the employee will follow the regular cleaning schedule/duties.

Required Knowledge & Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of early childhood growth and development, as well as Early Childhood Education and best practices.
  2. Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  3. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction and make mathematical computations and tabulations.
  4. Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  5. Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and the internet.
  6. Knowledge of special needs of families and aware of ways to effectively communicate and assist them.
  7. Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect.
  8. Ability to work in another position when needed.
  9. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs; run.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or CDA with three years Early Childhood experience.  Proven proficiency in verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions:

Classroom Duties

  • Use the Creative Curriculum and the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment for all children
  • Follow lesson plans already created by permanent classroom teacher. (For short-term substitutes.)
  • Complete lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups including IEP/IFSP goals and objectives as needed. (For long-term Substitutes.)
  • Collect anecdotal notes on children. (For long-term Substitutes)
  • Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
  • Follow the balanced daily schedule of child initiated and adult directed activities.
  • Continue any modifications that are made to include children with special needs.
  • Provide experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
  • Communicate effectively with families during daily contact at the center.
  • Complete daily health inspections and follow-up documentation.
  • Complete and submit accident reports in the required time frame.
  • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns.
  • Ensure that sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily.

HUMAN RESOURCES 

HR Representative
 The HR Representative will assist in development, implementation and conducting of training programs.  These include new and existing, skill-specific and job-specific training programs.  This individual will provide training and support for the personnel of the 38 diverse programs of Catholic Charities, ANO.  The HR Representative will be responsible for facilitation of varied and flexible curriculums, which are customer-responsive, quality driven and mission focused.  Minimum of two years training delivery experience necessary.  Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint.  Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field required.  CPR/First Aid Trainer preferred. 

IMMIGRATION SERVICES

Administrative Assistant
 General Administrative Support:  Provide and coordinate administrative and operational support to program staff, ensure that program staff are compliant with grant and agency policies and procedures, assist in developing clear and streamlined program protocols, oversee special project tasks and programmatic activities, and monitor deadlines.

Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to: English/Spanish interpretation and translation, assisting staff in document review and other aspects of case preparation; conducting intakes; drafting certain documents and forms for review; corresponding with clients by phone, email and in person; managing appointment schedules; filing deadlines and document collection; organize, maintain, and update clients’ case files and records in physical filing case management software; data entry; mailing; assisting with special projects, as necessary.  Schedule and coordinate meetings as required. Maintain records.  Assist with preparation of progress and financial reports and budgeting as needed.   Coordinate purchasing; obtain quotes, submits orders, and processes invoice transmittals, including travel/mileage reimbursements.  Assist with supervision of building operations. Other tasks may also be assigned to ensure the smooth operation of the program.

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and oral) is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working with immigrants and/or vulnerable populations strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and culturally competent communication skills.
  • Respect for others and sensitivity to the needs and issues affecting people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and develop creative solutions is desired.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail for a fast-paced and high volume environment.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding all case and client information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and ability to learn immigration database/software.
 
Attorney
 The Immigration Attorney will provide legal representation to immigrant clients in order to represent them in immigration removal proceedings and prepare cases for submission to USCIS, including but not limited to, applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status and other forms of immigration relief, as well as family-based petitions, bond hearings, and other types of legal relief.  The majority of clients are unaccompanied children, as well as other populations in need of humanitarian protection.  S/he will also represent these children in immigration court, and family court for predicate and custody orders in relation to SIJ cases. The Immigration Attorney will coordinate all aspects of a client’s case, including client intake, client communication, relevant research, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, drafting court motions and orders, and advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies, and direct representation in court. 

Additionally, the Immigration Attorney will:

  • Assist in the supervision of a legal assistants and volunteers.
  • Assist in provision of public education in the community and collaborating with other agencies.
  • Participate as needed in program-wide and grant-specific data collection.
  • Participate in meetings with immigration legal service community-based organizations.
  • Provide legal orientations/counseling to clients and families.
  • Provide referrals to non-legal resources.
  • Coordinate with supervisor(s) on placements with pro-bono attorneys and provide support on pro- bono mentoring, technical assistance, and training as needed.

Prerequisites for the Position:

  • Juris Doctor degree with active membership in a State Bar required; Louisiana license preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) required.
  • Two years or more experience practicing immigration law, or other relevant experience preferred; clinical experience will be counted.
  • Experience with immigration and/or child dependency proceedings preferred.
  • Experience working with children and/or survivors of abuse and trauma preferred.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including interacting with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship.
  • Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs and online database software.
  • Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

Job Status: Full-time (Exempt), contingent upon grant funding.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to ccanohr@ccano.org and jsearcy@ccano.org and include in the subject line: Immigration Attorney.

 
Legal Assistant
 Catholic Charities Immigration Services, a nonprofit organization, is seeking an Immigration Legal Assistant.  The Legal Assistant will support the Immigration Attorneys to prepare various aspects of a client’s immigration case, and is expected to train for accreditation to practice immigration law as an immigration representative by the Department of Justice.  Legal Assistants also serve as interpreters in English and Spanish.

Responsibilities include: Prepare applications for legal relief, conduct legal intakes, screening and assessing eligibility for legal relief, develop legal defense strategies, draft legal statements, and assist attorneys in document review and all aspects of case preparation. As a Translator/Interpreter, duties will include translation of legal forms, certificates, and declarations as well as legal interpretation at court hearings, government interviews, and with pro bono attorneys.   Legal Assistants will participate in relevant trainings, and will provide specialized trainings to staff and external parties, including attorneys. Other tasks may include corresponding with clients and government officials by phone, email and in person;  managing appointment schedules; filing deadlines and  document collection;  organizing, maintaining, and updating clients’ case files and records in physical files and case management software; payment collection/invoicing (for non-pro bono cases); mailing; assisting with special projects, as necessary.

Qualifications for the Position:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and oral) required.
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in a legal environment and/or other relevant experience working with immigrants and/or vulnerable populations strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and culturally competent communication skills. Respect for others and sensitivity to the needs and legal issues affecting people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail for a fast-paced and high volume environment.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding all case and client information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and ability to learn immigration database/software.
  • Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

Job Status: Full-time (Exempt), contingent upon grant funding.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to jsearcy@ccano.org and include in the subject line: Immigration Legal Assistant.


Receptionist (Part-time)
 Catholic Charities Immigration Services is in need of one part-time receptionist. Must be bilingual (English/Spanish). 

  • Greet and welcome clients at the office.
  • Provide referrals and basic information to clients and the public in English and Spanish.
  • Direct visitors to the appropriate person/office for assistance.
  • Answer, screen, and forward incoming phone calls in English and Spanish.
  • Receive, sort and distribute daily mail/deliveries.
  • Ensure reception area is tidy and presentable.
  • Maintain office security by following safety procedures and controlling access via the reception desk (monitor logbook).
  • Update calendars and schedule appointments as needed.
  • Perform other clerical duties such as filing, photocopying, ordering supplies, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Professional attitude and appearance.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organization, multitasking and time management skills.
  • Ability to be compassionate and calm under pressure, resourceful and proactive when issues arise.
  • Hands-on experience with office equipment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite preferred.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to rcartagena@ccano.org and include in the subject line: Receptionist


Senior Staff Attorney (Immigration)
 The Senior Staff Attorney will be responsible to serve in one or more of the following capacities: Coordinate immigration legal training and presentations (to benefit staff, partners, and the public); Develop and maintain a pro bono network and coordination protocols (including recruitment, placement, and mentorship); Provide technical assistance on criminal and civil defense needs that overlap with their immigration representation; Develop, implement, and staff/maintain community outreach activities such as legal clinics, orientations, and workshops; Develop and manage relationships with local community partners, government agencies, and funders (including but not limited to USCIS, EOIR, state/federal judges, public defender offices, law schools, law associations, State Bars, law firms, etc.); Assist with reporting to grant funders.

The Senior Staff Attorney will also provide quality legal representation to a caseload of immigrant children and adults, and will prepare cases for submission to the USCIS and EOIR, including but not limited to, applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status, family petitions, naturalization applications, cancellation of removal, and other forms of immigration relief.  S/he will also represent these clients in court when needed. The Senior Staff Attorney will coordinate all aspects of a client’s case, including client intake, client communication, relevant research, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, drafting court motions and orders, and advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies, and direct representation in court. 

Additionally, the Senior Staff Attorney will:

  • Assist in the supervision of legal assistants and volunteers.
  • Participate as needed in program-wide and grant-specific data collection.
  • Provide legal orientations/counseling to clients and families.
  • Provide referrals to non-legal resources.

Prerequisites for the Position:

  • Juris Doctor Degree with active membership in a State Bar required; Louisiana license preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) required.
  • Two years or more experience practicing immigration law, or three years of other relevant experience; clinical experience will be counted.
  • Experience with immigration and/or child dependency proceedings preferred.
  • Experience working with children and/or survivors of abuse and trauma preferred.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including interacting with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship.
  • Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs and online database software.
  • Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

Job Status: Full-time (Exempt), contingent upon grant funding.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to ccanohr@ccano.org and jsearcy@ccano.org and include in the subject line: Immigration Attorney.


 Supervising Attorney
The Supervising Attorney will supervise a team of Immigration Representatives and/or Attorneys who provide legal services to immigrants.  This includes oversight of legal services provided by these staff members and providing training, technical assistance, and general programmatic support.

The Supervising Immigration Attorney will also provide quality legal representation to a caseload of immigrant children and adults, and will prepare cases for submission to the USCIS and EOIR, including but not limited to, applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status, family petitions, naturalization applications, cancellation of removal, and other forms of immigration relief. S/he will also represent these clients in court or in detention when needed.  S/he will coordinate all aspects of client’s case, including client communication, relevant research, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, drafting court motions and orders, and advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies.

Additionally, the Supervising Immigration Attorney will:

  • Provide overall programmatic/administrative support to assist in the supervision of legal assistants, legal interns, and volunteers.
  • Provide support to pro-bono coordination efforts including pro bono recruitment, placement, mentoring, technical assistance, training, development of standard policies and procedures, etc.
  • Support the Managing Attorney and Director on legal advocacy issues related to immigration, including trainings and presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Participate as needed in program-wide and grant-specific data collection.
  • Participate in meetings with immigration legal service community-based organizations.
  • Support administrative functions in furtherance of grant implementation.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor Degree with active membership in a State Bar required; Louisiana license strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) required.
  • Minimum two years or more experience practicing immigration law, or three years of other relevant experience; clinical experience will be counted.
  • Two years prior management/supervisory experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated strong public presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of law firm and corporate pro bono culture, and ability to represent CCANO’s legal programs before a variety of stakeholders.
  • Experience with legal representation of unaccompanied children, immigration, and/or child dependency proceedings.
  • Experience working with children and/or survivors of abuse and trauma preferred.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including interacting with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship.
  • Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs and online database software.
  • Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

Job Status: Full-time (Exempt), contingent upon grant funding.

Reports to: Managing Attorney, Immigration Services

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to ccanohr@ccano.org and hlopez@ccano.org and include in the subject line: Supervising Immigration Attorney.

 

ISAIAH 43

Youth Development Coordinator
The Youth Development Coordinator is responsible for working collaboratively with the Program Director, Program Coordinator, and Family Resource Coordinator to engage and cultivate the development of the youth in the Isaiah 43 Mentoring Program and Young Peacemakers Leadership Council (YPLC).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The Youth Development Coordinator must be knowledgeable of effective outreach  and engagement strategies for use with youth and families in faith-based and community-based settings. The incumbent must understand and be supportive of the teachings of the Catholic Church as well as demonstrate a philosophy and value base consistent with the mission and values of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans. Excellent problem solving skills, relational skills, communication skills, and public speaking skills are required. The Youth Development Coordinator must have knowledge of group dynamics and the skills to engage youth in one-on-one and group settings in a way that fosters participation and growth. An ability to work harmoniously and holistically, as part of a team with staff, volunteers, clients, and partners from diverse backgrounds is essential. The incumbent must demonstrate strong attention to detail as well as the ability to handle multiple tasks both effectively and efficiently.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate and facilitate YPLC meetings and activities
  • Recruit and enroll new YPLC members
  • Conduct outreach to church parishes, schools, ministries, and organizations within the Archdiocese and general community to promote the YPLC
  • Facilitate mentoring workshops
  • Conduct outreach to church parishes, schools, ministries, and organizations within the Archdiocese and general community to recruit mentees
  • Facilitate mentor training
  • Provide consultation and support to mentors
  • Work with Family Resource Coordinator and Program Coordinator to match mentors and mentees and evaluate mentor-mentee matches.
  • Ensure that new mentees and parents complete the program enrollment process.
  • Work with Program Director and Family Resource Coordinator to develop and update mentoring program curriculum

A Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3 years of experience working with youth groups in faith-based and community-based settings in required. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point. Must be mobile to travel on a regular basis to sites within the Archdiocese. Must be available to work non-traditional hours on a regular basis including evenings and weekends.

PACE

Ambassadors/CNA/HHA
 Under the general direction of the Director of Clinical and Day Center Services, assist participants on and off transportation into their homes and appointments. High School Diploma/GED; or Current State Certified Nursing Assistant License or Home Health Assistant License and CPR certification. One year experience in care of the elderly individuals at various cognitive levels, good interpersonal skills with the ability to handle unusual situations. High School Diploma/GED; or Current State Certified Nursing Assistant License or Home Health Assistant License and CPR certification.

CNA
 Under the direct supervision of the C.N.A. Supervisor and reporting to the Director of Clinical and Day Center Services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to personal care service, non-skilled treatments, assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding, feeding, transferring, recreational activities, and escorting participants to and from physician appointments or other services outside of the PACE GNO. Must have reliable transportation. High School Diploma/GED, current state certified nursing assistant license and CPR certification. One year experience in care of the elderly individuals at various cognitive levels, good interpersonal skills with the ability to handle unusual situations. Must be able to maneuver and operate general household equipment.

Enrollment Specialist
Facilitates and conducts all intake and enrollment services, from initial contact with potential participants to enrollment into the program including but not limited to prescreening of interested parties, scheduling of appointments, managing enrollment calendar, touring facilities, detailed tracking of Intake/Enrollment progresses, completing and submitting of Medicaid & MDS applications and ensuring all State required documents are complete, accurate, and submitted timely. Processes all Disenrollment requests. Completes all monthly reports utilizing GenTran, Marx, and ERPT, as well as internal reports with enrollment updates. Accurately enters data into TruCHart and updates any status changes. Informs IDT of potential participants. Keep timely tracking sheet of all referrals and status. Assist with outreach and marketing efforts.

Qualifications:

At minimum, Associate Degree or equivalent and one year experience in healthcare or elderly care, admissions, intake, enrollment or similar services. Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and possess excellent communication, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills. Able to work with adult geriatric patients and their caregivers in a team and home environment. Applicant should be MDS certified. Language skills in Creole and Spanish a plus.


Medical Assistant
 Assists in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician. Works under the direct and indirect supervision of a RN. Interviews patients, measures vital signs and records information on patients’ charts. Able to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis. Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients. Measures vital signs including but not limited to; height, weight, pulse rate, blood pressure, urine check, blood glucose. Must have a high school diploma and medical assistant certification. Must be familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within the field of geriatrics. Experience in geriatrics preferred. Good communication skills. At least 1 year of experience working with frail, elderly and geriatric population.

Nurse Practitioner
 Job summary
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a RN with advanced education and clinical practice. The NP manages PACE-GNO patients, providing primary health care and case management, focusing on disease prevention, wellness and management of minor, chronic and acute illness in collaboration with the PACE-GNO Primary Care Providers (PCPs) and Medical director. NP provides holistic care, taking into account the needs and strengths of the whole person. NP works in close collaboration with the entire PACE multi-disciplinary team to establish realistic goals and a thorough participant Plan of Care.

Position Requirements

Education, credentials, and licenses: Graduate of accredited school of nursing, licensed as RN in the (State), Master’s Degree in Nursing with Advance Practice Certification for nurse practitioner by a national certifying organization recognized by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. Requires Certificate of Authority and Standard Care Agreement with collaborating physician to practice as a nurse practitioner.

Specialized knowledge: Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal relations and problem solving. Clinical experience with adult and geriatric populations. Strong interest and experience in prevention.

Kind and length of experience: 3-5 years clinical nursing practice in an acute or primary care setting. Desired: Previous experience as an NP, 2 years’ experience working with the elderly, participation in national professional organization.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  1. Physical Requirements: Requires full range of body motion, including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing, walking, pushing, bending, kneeling, and reaching at arm’s length and overhead in clinic, rehab department and in community for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to transfer participants needing maximum assist of person. Requires the ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds and push or pull objects exceeding 150 pounds, using appropriate body mechanics. Must be able to make home visits and nursing home visits of participants, who may live in non-handicapped accessible dwellings. Must have own means of transportation.
  2. Visual, Hearing and Communication Requirements: Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Must be able to document care provided in participants’ charts. Must be able to communicate verbally with participants, team members and participants’ caregivers regarding the treatment plan.
  3. Pressure Factor: Requires working under stressful conditions. Working conditions may be noisy and crowded, and have fluctuating indoor temperatures. Moderate pressure to meet scheduled appointments while dealing with frail and confused participants. Subject to participants that may have the potential for verbal or physical aggression.
  4. Environmental Conditions: May be exposed to a risk of bodily injury through contact with moving equipment, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, bodily fluids, communicable diseases and any other conditions common in a clinic environment. Subject to unpleasant odors.

Competencies (Demonstrates competence in the following)

  1. Building Trust- Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
  2. Communication-Excellent at clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media.
  3. Contributing to Team Success-Ability to participate as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.
  4. Maintains a courteous, helpful and professional attitude on the job. Displays a willingness and ability to be responsive in a warm and caring manner to all customer groups. Consistently cooperates and supports organization in problem solving issues. Ensures customer satisfaction by understanding and applying the Customer Service Policy, Procedure and Standards. Will support the success of the entire health care team.
  5. Provides comprehensive, coordinated care to PACE-GNO Program participants in day health center, nursing home or participant home, as appropriate.
  6. Works with the clinic staff to coordinate efficient clinic activities; assists in the development of policies and procedures working closely with management. Performs other duties as required or requested in a positive and helpful manner to ensure a smooth-running work area. Maintains and fulfills clinic documentation requirements.
  7. Communicates effectively with participants, caregivers and staff. Effective team member at morning meetings, intake and assessment, family meetings, care conferences and any other meetings as necessary. Provides emotional and spiritual support to participants.
  8. The NP is an additional member of the IDT, Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and Morning Report Meetings. Participates in small group meetings and informal family meetings.
  9. Evaluates participants’ physical complaints and orders appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Synthesizes data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention and promotion of functioning. Provides alternative methods of therapy to participants.
  10. Observes changes in mental status or functional ability and assesses what factors – physiologic, pharmaceutical, psychological, social, etc. – are in play that could be causing increased dysfunction then intervenes with appropriate measures. Assesses the results of the intervention for improvement or deteriorate and takes appropriate actions based on that assessment.
  11. Upon receipt of appropriate waiver, NP performs initial assessments, semi-annual and annual reassessments, Updates the plan of care, problem list and Data PACE sheet with appropriate documentation, collaborate with the IDT in developing an appropriate, realistic Plan of Care.
  12. Comprehend and distinguish a participants present directives, advance directives, goals of care and a physician orders for life sustaining treatment (LaPOST) form and obtain this sensitive information from the participant and/or his/her family or caregivers.
  13. Performs blood draws, does EKGs and dressing changes, and any other nursing interventions as needed.
  14. Participate in wound care management, oversight and documentation.
  15. Oversight of clinic logs- Coumadin, diabetic, wound, pain and skin.
  16. Act as a liaison with physician, nurses and other healthcare professionals within the program, providing education, communication and support for healthcare staff, patients and families.
  17. Manages medical emergencies.
  18. Oversees the care needs of participants in nursing homes.
  19. Maintains the confidentiality of all company procedures, results and information about participants, clients or families.
  20. Handles potentially infectious specimens with appropriate biohazard precautions, and practices universal precautions.
  21. Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications.
  22. Rotates on call duties with other clinicians to troubleshoot advice, teach and coordinate participant care including emergency services.
  23. Complies with all elements of the Collaborative Practice Agreement. Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of participants. Works closely with PCPs and consultant pharmacists to provide and monitor necessary medications. Collaborates easily with other professional health care providers. Is available to colleagues who are seeking to consult with the NP.
  24. Acts within the Louisiana Advanced Practice Nurse Scope of Practice and in compliance with all PACE-GNO Program Standard Care Agreement; following consultation with PCP/Medical director, makes appropriate referral to consultant; acts as spokesperson for the medical team to ensure IDT team is fully apprised of medical conditions of participants, hospitalizations and other medical updates.
  25. Uses Evidence based medicine, when available, for appropriate up to date medical practice.
  26. Become familiar with the National PACE Association’s three goals of care trajectories: Longevity, Functional, and Palliative, and with the NPA Model Practices for management of common chronic diseases in the context of the participant’s goal of care trajectory.
  27. Participates in Quality Assurance activities, systematically reviews records, treatment plans and other sources of data as requested. Works closely with the Medical Director on specified QA activities.
  28. NP is proficient in computer order entry of pharmaceuticals, maintain a willingness to work with suggestions of the consulting pharmacists, and a working knowledge and meaning of the medication risk management (MRM) vectors, and using the information from the MRM in appropriate prescribing.
  29. Act as a liaison between PACE-GNO and institutions include hospitals, Nursing homes and/or Hospice, when PACE-GNO participants go to any of the above institutions.

TRAINING:

On an annual basis employee will have completed training including:

  1. the need of the participants in the center’s targeted population,
  2. body mechanics/transfer techniques,
  3. voluntary reporting requirements involving abuse, neglect and exploitation,
  4. Positive approach methods to manage behavior, and two (2) sessions, (totaling a minimum of eight (8) hours), targeted at enhancing the quality of care given and the employees job performance.

OPERATING PRINCIPLES…. Employees of Catholic Charity are expected to demonstrate the following through everyday performance of their job responsibilities: i.e. Operating Principles…

1) Acknowledge the value of the contribution of each individual,

2) Demonstrate fairness and equity in all interactions,

3) Live with integrity, and be honest at all times,

4) Demonstrate excellence in service.

5) Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of the position. As the nature of business demands change, so too, may the essential functions of this position.

 
Pastoral Care/Chaplin
 This position requires a broad knowledge of pastoral care, as well as effective listening skills and an ability to be present to people in need. Strong organizational, relational, and communication skills, plus the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time. The position further requires the ability to be faithful to Catholic Church teaching and practice while working with people of various faith connections and the ability to adapt to a flexible and varied work environment. Responsible for the delivery of Pastoral care to the participants, their loved ones, in the PACE GNO setting, as well as their homes. Should have a minimum of a BA/BS degree in Theology and a minimum of 2 years of work experience in pastoral ministry. A Master’s degree in Theology with additional certification in pastoral care is preferred. Strong written, verbal, and inter-personal skills are a must for the position. At least one year of experience working with the frail, elderly and geriatric population.
 
RN
 Provides nursing care to participants under the direct and indirect supervision of the Director of Clinical and Day Center Services. Provides care for participants in a clinical setting utilizing advanced nursing practice knowledge and skills. The position requires good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. Graduate of an Accredited RN School with the state of Louisiana, licensure in good standing, with at least 5 years’ experience in a geriatric setting, Home Health and/or Hospice Agency.
 
Social Worker
 This position is under the direct supervision of the Director of Clinical and Day Center Services. Responsible for the direct social work case management services to PACE participants and their caregivers.  Provides social services support to include participant screening, case management, counseling and referral. Provides appropriate interventions, emotional support, resource information, and assistance with discharge planning and community referrals as indicated. Able to work in diverse geriatric participant and staff populations; able to work independently and amicably in the interdisciplinary team setting.

Master’s Degree from an accredited School of Social Work with two years of experience in a health related area as well as one year of experience working with the geriatric population. LCSW preferred. Should possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.  Position requires individual therapy skills geared towards the geriatric population, analytical thinking and problem solving abilities. Work to be performed including visits to private homes of PACE enrollees and contracted facilities within the community. Position requires frequent travel in and around greater New Orleans area. Master’s Degree form an accredited school of Social Work with two years of experience in a health related area as well as one year of experience working with the geriatric population.

 
Van Driver
 Effectively communicates with participants, families, staff and other agencies and departments. Drivers a specially equipped van to deliver physically limited persons to varied destinations. Assures that wheelchair lifts and tie down equipment are properly operated and that participants are delivered to appointments in a timely manner. Follow established schedules, adjusts schedules to meet unanticipated changes, and determines the safest and most efficient pick-up and delivery routes. Assists passengers on and off the van in a safe and courteous manner. Deals with medical equipment and other emergencies that may arise. Inspects van and maintains it in a clean, orderly and safe condition. Reports the need for maintenance. Completes documentation as required. Other duties as assigned. High School Diploma or GED, plus one year experience transporting individuals with special mobility needs. Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and operate handicap accessible vehicles. At least 1 year of experience working with the geriatric population. Requires valid Chauffeur driver’s license with good driving record.
 

PADUA COMMUNITY SERVICES

Direct Service Worker
 Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans. Assist consumers with activities of daily living, total hygiene care, lifting, changing/toileting, bathing, feeding and monitoring mealtime, and administering medication, maintain cleanliness of the program, monitor consumers at all times while on duty. In some instances driving agency vehicle. High School Diploma/Experience working with intellectually and development disabled, and elderly.
 
Driver/Maintenance
Individual possesses knowledge and ability to safely operate a vehicle with the established laws and regulation. Position requires the ability to communicate effectively with work personnel and clients. Ability to prepare/submit the required records and reports in a timely manner. Position involves transporting client to and from the assigned destination and assist clients on and off the vehicle; (walk-ons and wheelchairs). Assist with deliveries and pickups; maintains the cleanliness of the vehicle, vehicle maintenance, food transportation and performs other duties as directed by the supervisor. Position also involves minor maintenance request/repairs within our program facilities. High School Diploma or GED preferred. CDL or Chauffeur’s with patient endorsement. 

LPN
The LPN is responsible for administering medications and prescribed treatments, documentation of medication administration and daily charting. Documentation of consumers’ health status. Completing quarterly assessments, monitoring and notification to Health Care Coordinator of changes in consumers’ medical status or any noted complications. Communicates with families/guardians as required. Completes any assignments as required by supervisor. Attends in service trainings, and maintains license as required. High School Education and La licensed LPN.

PRN Licensed Practical Nurses (Days/Nights, 48 hours monthly)
Responsible for assessments, documentation medication, administration, administration of prescribed treatments, care plan initiation, implementation and review, notifies supervisor/Medical Director of any changes in patient status or complications. Communicates with clients and families as required, Attends in-serve, trainings, and maintains license and certifications as required.  Unencumbered Louisiana Practical Nursing License; at least 1 year of practical nursing experience in an medical-surgical, nursing home, or long term care setting.  Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing. 
 

REFUGEE SERVICES

Interpreter
The interpreter/translator will work closely with the Refugee Services Program staff to supplement program activities and enhance services to the clients by facilitating effective communication between Refugee Services staff and the clients.  The interpreter/translator will convert one spoken or written language to another in order to relay complex concepts and ideas for the client(s) and our staff. Responsibilities may include: assisting with the implementation of a cultural orientation program by providing direct interpretation for Refugee clients who have just arrived in the United States from Cuba, Burma, Iraq, Syria and other countries; providing interpretation in client meetings; translating documents and materials into the target language; attending refugee services group events. He/she must have strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and one of the target languages like Arabic or Burmese. He/She must have the ability to maintain effective and professional work relationships. Applicants with an interest in social services, social policy and practice, or immigrant and refugee issues highly encouraged to apply.

This position is for a 1 year contract.  This position is dependent on the needs of our client population and will operate on an on-call/as needed basis which can vary week to week. 

Minimum Requirements:

Verbal and Written fluency in Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Haitian Creole, Kinyarwandan, Spanish, Tigrinya or other languages required. Native fluency is highly desirable.

Application Deadline:  Hiring Immediately

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Lilian Alvarez at lalvarez@ccano.org

ST. MARY & ELIZABETH 

Direct Service Worker
 Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans. Assist consumers with activities of daily living, total hygiene care, lifting, changing/toileting, bathing, feeding and monitoring mealtime, and administering medication, maintain cleanliness of the program, monitor consumers at all times while on duty. In some instances driving agency vehicle. High School Diploma/Experience working with intellectually and development disabled, and elderly.

ST. ROSALIE 

Direct Service Worker
 Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans. Assist consumers with activities of daily living, total hygiene care, lifting, changing/toileting, bathing, feeding and monitoring mealtime, and administering medication, maintain cleanliness of the program, monitor consumers at all times while on duty. In some instances driving agency vehicle. High School Diploma/Experience working with intellectually and development disabled, and elderly.

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